Culture Shock

Education ConsterNation: Teaching in the shadow of layoffs

Friday, Nov 08, 2013 2:58 pm

When push comes to shove, local budget-makers tend to shove out our teachers. Yet even with stagnant salaries and long, thankless days, they’re some of the most dedicated public servants we have.


By Anne Slater


It is 6:30 a.m. and Ms. D is already on her way to a Boston-area public school, where she teaches first grade. It is still dark when she pulls into the parking lot. I greet her as she … CONTINUE READING